Creator

Date Original

1869

Description

Theo Holt took this oath to abstain from alcohol for one year in front of J.R. Buchanon, Justice of thePeace. Holt would be released from his pledge if his wife left him or if she filed for divorce within that year.

Biographical/Historical Note

Theo Holt, with the help of E. Bancroft, began the White River Journal in DeValls Bluff, Prairie County,Arkansas, with its first issue on June 3, 1868. They sold the newspaper in 1869 to S. Wheeler andCompany.The temperance movement was a social crusade against the consumption of alcohol for non-medical needs. The movement encouraged abstinence from alcohol in order to better family relationships and reduce violence against women.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

DeValls Bluff, Prairie County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.009.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Theo Holt temperance pledge, SMC.009.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Theo Holt temperance pledge, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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